5 days in Rovaniemi

Enjoy a little bit of everything in Lapland.
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Nov - April
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Enjoy a short winter holiday of adult fun in Rovaniemi, Lapland, with a bit of everything - dog sledding, snowmobiling, a reindeer sleigh ride, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and of course searching for the famed Northern Lights!  There's even a visit to Santa for the young at heart! Your tour arrangements include accommodation, use of outer winter clothing, airport transfers and guided excursions from Rovaniemi. Not offered for those 15 years or under.

Day 1: Rovaniemi Arrival
Welcome to Rovaniemi. Transfer to your hotel, with a stop to collect your winter outerwear for use during your stay. Check in at the hotel and get the fine details and timing for your included activities. Dinner at the hotel this evening.

Day 2: Snowmobile Safari to the Husky Farm and Dog Sledding
After breakfast, there is a short safety and driving briefing for your snowmobile tour, before we set out, driving past incredible winter scenery, with 2 persons sharing the driving of each snowmobile. We reach the husky farm, meet the dogs and puppies and after a lesson on "mushing",  we head on a fantastic 30 -45 minute husky safari through the beautiful taiga forests, with 2 persons sharing the driving of each sled.Then it’s time to hear some interesting stories about huskies and their life in the Arctic North from your hosts, and enjoy a light lunch, before we return to the hotel.  This afternoon, maybe refresh yourself with  a Finnish sauna before dinner. Tonight, join an excursion to search for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) – fingers crossed they come out to dance!  On this exciting, evening trip you will also learn about old, Finnish mythology and shamanism. 

Day 3: Snowmobile Safari to the Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village
Following breakfast, we take to the snowmobiles again and head out through wild forests to a reindeer farm, with 2 persons sharing the driving of each snowmobile. At the reindeer farm meet your hosts who will be dressed in colourful, traditional Lapp clothing, and listen to their stories of reindeer herding and Arctic wilderness life. You can also enjoy a short reindeer-sleigh ride on the driving track, before lunch. This afternoon, we cross the Arctic Circle, before meeting Santa at his home and office. Here you can have your picture taken with Santa, buy some unique gifts and souvenirs and send letters and cards from Santa's Post Office. 

Day 4: Fun Winter Activities
After breakfast today, it's time for some great, fun  winter activities - snowshoeing, kick-sledding, ice fishing and sledding. These traditional outdoor activities are all enjoyed with a backdrop of the stunning winter landscape, with some wonderful views. Lunch is enjoyed during the day. Time this evening for a last sauna, before dinner.

Day 5: Rovaniemi Departure 
Following breakfast and check-out, transfer to the airport and end of arrangments.

Departures: Daily 20 November - 20 April  (except 18 - 28 December)

Includes: return airport transfers; use of outer thermal wear; 4 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and dinner at the hotel; light lunch Days 2, 3 and 4; Snowmobile Safari to the Husky Farm and Dog Sledding, Snowmobile Safari to the Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village; Fun Winter Activities; daily use of hotel sauna. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludes: optional activities  

Minimum 2 adults. Not suitable for children under 15 years of age. Please note the order of the excursions will alter according to the day of the week your arrangements start.

Snowmobile Safaris: To drive a snowmobile you must have a valid driving license and be 18 years of age or over. If there is an uneven number of adults in your party participating in the snowmobile safari, one adult must drive solo.

Husky Safaris: Children under 18 years usually travel in a sled driven by the guide, who has the discretion to decide who may or may sit in a sled driven by adults and who must sit in the guide’s sled for all safaris.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2219.00

Includes: return airport transfers; use of outer thermal wear; 4 nights accommodation with full board; Snowmobile Safari to the Husky Farm and Dog Sledding, Snowmobile Safari to the Reindeer Farm and Santa Claus Village, Fun Winter Activities; daily use of hotel sauna

Various accommodation options available including Hotel Aakenus, Sky Hotel Ounasvaara, Hotel Rantisipi Pohjanhovi, Hotel Santa Claus or Chalet Hotel Rovaniemi. The price shown is based on accommodation at Hotel Aakenus. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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